✅ Paul Manafort’s Trail of Corruption In Ukraine
A United States grand jury has indicted consultant Paul Manafort on charges of conspiracy, money laundering, and failure to register as a foreign agent. Manafort, who served as the chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has a long and unsavory history in Ukraine. He made millions consulting and lobbying for Ukraine’s corrupt president Viktor Yanukovych, ousted in 2014, and had extensive ties with Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs. Hromadske examines what Manafort’s indictment means for Ukraine.
Ukrainian MP, Petro Poroshenko's Bloc
Staff writer at The Atlantic
✅ Corruption in Ukraine
This week, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine detained Oleskandr Avakov, the son of Ukraine’s Interior Minister, on charges of misappropriating over $500 thousand of state funds intended for military procurement. Dmytro Gnap, an investigative journalist from Slidstvo.info, explains the Avakov case to Hromadske and talks about Slidstvo’s latest corruption investigation.
Investigative journalist at Slidstvo.info
✅ The OCCRP Reveals New Investigation
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project is promising to reveal an important new investigation today. Editor-in-chief Drew Sullivan tells Hromadske what it’s all about.
✅ Taming The Trolls: Social Media In Politics
This week, the Senate Intelligence Committee questioned representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google over Russia’s attempts to use the social networks to spread provocative and divisive content and destabilize the US political system and presidential elections. We look at what the Senators asked the tech giants.
Head of New Media at Internews Ukraine
✅ Make the Donbas Safe Again
Ukraine has seen ceasefire after ceasefire, but the fighting the country’s east continues — quieter than before, but ongoing. In an exclusive interview with Hromadske, US Special Representative for Ukrainian Negotiations Kurt Volker sits down with Hromadske to discuss what must happen to end the war in Ukraine.
US Special Representative for Ukrainian Negotiations